Sci-Fi Writer Joins Board of National Organization for Marriage
Orson Scott Card, author of the popular sci-fi novel Enderâ€™s Game, has joined the board of the National Organization for Marriage. You may have heard of NOM recently thanks to its misleading â€śGathering Stormâ€ť TV ad campaign which attacked equal rights for gays and lesbians.
We think that Card, who turned into a reactionary crank somewhere along the way, will be a good fit for NOM. Both have ample experience with alternate realities, and that should prove useful in explaining why committed same-sex couples shouldnâ€™t be allowed to marry.
But Cardâ€™s recent writings have been outlandish even by the standards of NOM. Last July in the Mormon Times he appeared to advocate overthrowing the government if Prop 8 failed (h/t Box Turtle Bulletin):
How long before married people answer the dictators thus: Regardless of law, marriage has only one definition, and any government that attempts to change it is my mortal enemy. I will act to destroy that government and bring it down, so it can be replaced with a government that will respect and support marriage, and help me raise my children in a society where they will expect to marry in their turn. [â€¦] American government cannot fight against marriage and hope to endure. If the Constitution is defined in such a way as to destroy the privileged position of marriage, it is that insane Constitution, not marriage, that will die.
While itâ€™s clear that Card is a fiction writer through and through â€“ albeit unintentionally â€“ weâ€™d like to know if NOM shares his radical views.
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